People of the Tanakh (L-O)

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Laban (Lavan) לָבָן
Uncle of Jacob, Father of Rachel and Leah

Lahmi (Lahmi) לַחְמִי
Phillistine giant, Brother of Goliath, Cousin of David through Orpah, Killed by Elhanan

Lamech (Lamekh) לָמֶךְ
1. Descendant of Cain
2. Father of Noah

Lappidoth (Lappidot) לַפִּידוֹת
Husband of Deborah

Leah (Le’a) לֵאָה
Prophet, Matriarch, Daughter of Laban, Wife of Jacob, Mother of Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dinah

Lemuel (Lemo’el) (aka Solomon) לְמוּאֵל
Son of David and Bath-sheba, King of Israel, Architect of the First Holy Temple

Levi (Levi) לֵוִי
Son of Jacob

Lo-ammi (Lo-‘ammi) לֹא עַמִּי
Son of Hosea

Lo-ruhamah (Lo-ruhama) לֹא רֻחָמָה
Daughter of Hosea

Maacah (Ma’akha) מַעֲכָה
1. Son of Nahor
2. Concubine of Caleb
3. Wife of Makir
4. Wife of Jeiel
5. Father of Hanan
6. Mother of Absalom
7. Father of King Achish
8. Father of Shephatiah
9. Wife of Rehoboam

Maaseiah (Ma’aseyahu) מַעֲשֵׂיָהוּ
1. Musician
2. Military comander
3. Officer under King Uzziah
4. Son of King Ahab
5. Governor of Jerusalem
6. Father of Zephaniah
7. Father of Zedekiah
8. Doorkeeper of the Temple
9. Father of Azariah
10. Priest, Married and divorced foreign wife after the exile
11. Priest, Married and divorced foreign wife after the exile
12. Descendant of Pahath-moab
13. Aide to Ezra
14. Levite
15. Leader who sealed Covenant renewal
16. Priest and singer

Magog (Magog) מָגוֹג
Son of Japheth

Maher-shalal-hash-baz (Maher-shalal-hash-baz) מַהֵר שָׁלָל חָשׁ בַּז
Son of Isaiah

Mahlon (Mahlon) מַחְלוֹן
Son of Elimelech and Naomi, First husband of Ruth

Malachi (Mal’akhi) מַלְאָכִי
Prophet

Malchi-shua (Melki-shua) מַלְכִּישׁוּעַ
Son of Saul

Malchizedek (Malki-zedek) מַלְכִּי-צֶדֶק
King of Salem

Manasseh (Menashshe) מְנַשֶּׁה
1. Son of Joseph, Brother of Ephraim
2. King of Judah
3. Married and divorced foreign wife after the exile

Manoah (Manoah) מָנוֹחַ
Father of Samson

Mattan (Mattan) מַתָּן
1. Priest of Baal
2. Father of Shephatiah

Mattaniah (Mattanyahu) מַתַּנְיָהוּ
1. Son of Heman
2. Descendant of Asaph
3. Levite
4. Last king of Judah
5. Grandfather of Hanan
6. Temple gatekeeper
7. Married and divorced foreign wife after the exile

Mebunnai (Mevunnay) (aka Sibbecai) מְבֻנַּי
Warrior of David

Mehseiah (Mehaseya) מַחְסֵיָה
Prophet, Father of Neriah

Mehuman (Mehuman) מְהוּמָן
Servant of King Ahasuerus

Memucan (Memukhan) מְמוּכָן
Noble of Persia, Advisor of King Ahasuerus

Menahem (Menahem) מְנַחֵם
King of Israel

Mephiboshet (Mefivoshet) מְפִיבֹשֶׁת
1. Son of Saul and Rizpah
2. Son of Jonathan, Grandson of Saul, Father of Mica, Adopted son of David

Merab (Merav) מֵרַב
Daughter of Saul

Merari (Merari) מְרָרִי
Son of Levi

Merodach-baladan (Merodakh-bal’odan) (aka Berodach-baladan) מְרֹדַךְ בַּלְאֲדָן
Son of Baladan, King of Babylon

Mesha (Mesha) מֵישָׁע
1. Son of Caleb
2. Descendant of Benjamin
3. King of Moab

Meshach (Meshakh) (aka Mishael) מֵישַׁךְ
Friend of Daniel, Thrown in the fire by Nebuchadnezzar

Meshullemeth (Meshullemet) מְשֻׁלֶּמֶת
Wife of King Manasseh

Methuselah (Metushelah) מְתוּשָׁלַח
Son of Enoch

Methushael (Metusha’el) מְתוּשָׁאֵל
Father of Lamech

Mica (Mikha) מִיכָא
Son of Mephiboshet

Micah (Mikha) מִיכָה
1. Levite
2. Descendant of Reuben
3. Prophet
4. Father of Abdon
5. Father of Uzziah

Micaiah (Mikhayahu) מִיכָיְהוּ
1. Court prophet of Ahab
2. Priest and singer

Michael (Mikha’el) מִיכָאֵל
1. Archangel
2. Son of Sether
3. Descendant of Issachar
4. Descendant of Gad
5. Music minister of David
6. Descendant of Benjamin
7. Manassite warrior fo David
8. Father of Omri
9. Son of King Jehoshaphat
10. Father of Zebediah

Michal (Mikhal) מִיכַל
Daughter of Saul, Wife of David

Milcah (Milka) מִלְכָּה
1. Niece of Abraham, Wife of Nahor, Mother of Rebecca
2. Daughter of Zelophehad

Miriam (Miryam) מִרְיָם
Daughter of Amram and Jochebed, Sister of Aaron and Moses, Prophetess

Mishael (Misha’el) (aka Meshach) מִישָׁאֵל
Friend of Daniel, Thrown in the fire by Nebuchadnezzar

Mithredath (Mitredat) מִתְרְדָת
Treasurer of King Cyrus

Moab (Mo’av) מוֹאָב
Son of Lot and Lot’s oldest daughter

Mordechai (Mordekhay) מָרְדֳּכַי
Prophet, Cousin and adoptive father of Esther

Moses (Moshe) מֹשֶׁה
Son of Amram and Jochebed, Brother of Aaron and Miriam, Prophet, Father of Eliezer and Gershom, Husband of Zipporah

Naamah (Na’ama) נַעֲמָה
1. Daughter of Lamech and Zillah, Sister of Tubal-cain
2. Wife of Solomon, Mother of Rehoboam

Naaman (Na’aman) נַעֲמָן
1. Son of Bela, Grandson of Benjamin
2. Commander of the Syrian army

Nabal (Naval) נָבָל
Provided protection for David and his warriors

Naboth (Navot) נָבוֹת
Vineyard owner who was murdered by King Ahaz

Nadab (Nadav) נָדָב
1. Son of Aaron, Brother of Abihu and Elazar, Died in the Tabernacle
2. Second king of Judah

Nahash (Nahash) נָחָשׁ
1. Ammonite king defeated by Saul
2. Father of Abigail and Zeruiah

Nahor (Nahor) נָחוֹר
1. Ancestor of Abrham
2. Brother of Abraham, Husband of Milcah

Nahshon (Nahshon) נַחְשׁוֹן
Brother-in-law of Aaron

Nahum (Nahum) נַחוּם
Prophet

Naomi (Na’omi) נָעֳמִי
Wife of Elimelech, Mother of Chilion, Mother-in-law of Ruth

Naphtali (Naftali) נַפְתָּלִי
Son of Jacob

Nathan (Natan) נָתָן
1. Prophet
2. Son of David and Bath-sheba
3. Descendant of Shemaiah
4. Married and divorced foreign wife after the exile

Nebuchadnezzar (Nevukhadnezar) (aka Nebuchadrezzar) נְבֻכַדְנֶאצַּר
King of Babylon

Nebuchadrezzar (Nevukhadrezzar) (aka Nebuchadnezzar) נְבוּכַדְרֶאצַּר
King of Babylon

Nebuzaradan (Nevuzar’adan) נְבוּזַרְאֲדָן
Babylonian army commander

Nehemiah (Nehemya) נְחֶמְיָה
Governor of Jerusalem, Reformer and re-builder of Jerusalem

Neriah (Neriyya) נֵרִיָּה
Prophet, Son of Mehseiah, Father of Baruch and Seraiah

Nethanel (Netan’el) נְתַנְאֵל
1. Leader of the tribe of Issachar
2. Son of Jesse, Brother of David
3. Priest and musician
4. Levite, Father of Shemaiah
5. Son of Obed-edom
6. Teacher
7. Married and divorced foreign wife after the exile

Nimrod (Nimrod) נִמְרֹד
Son of Cush

Noah (Noah) נֹחַ
Gentile prophet, Father of Shem, Ham, Japheth

Obadiah (‘Ovadya) עֹבַדְיָה
1. Descendant of Issachar
2. Gadite commander of David
3. Father of Ishmaiah
4. Teacher
5. Follower of Elijah
6. Descendant of Saul
7. Levite
8. Gatekeeper in Joiakim’s days
9. Prophet
10. Descendant of Zerubabel
11. Priest

Obed (‘Oved) עוֹבֵד
1. Prophet
2. Son of Ruth and Boaz, Grandfather of David
3. Descendant of Judah
4. Warrior of David
5. Grandson of Obed-edom
6. Father of Azariah

Obed-edom (‘Oved-‘edom) עֹבֵד-אֱדֹם
1. Offered his house to David to store the Ark of the Covenant
2. Son of Jeduthun
3. Temple treasurer under King Amaziah

Og (‘Og) עוֹג
Amorite king

Oholiab (Aholi’av) אָהֳלִיאָב
Craftsman of the Tabernacle

Omri (‘Omri) עָמְרִי
1. Descendant of Benjamin
2. Leader of the tribe of Issachar
3. King of Israel (Northern Kingdom)

On (On) אוֹן
Reubenite leader who rebelled against Moses

Onan (Onan) אוֹנָן
Son of Judah who was killed in the Tabernacle

Oreb (‘Orev) עוֹרֵב
Midianite leader killed by Gideon

Ornan (Ornan) (aka Araunah) אָרְנָן
Sold the threshing floor to David

Orpah (‘Orpa) עָרְפָּה
Wife of Kilion, Daughter-in-law of Naomi; Ancestor of Goliath and Lahmi

Othniel (‘Otni’el) עָתְנִיאֵל
Warrior, Judge, Husband of Achsah, Brother-in-law of Caleb